Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2010 Red Wine 卡帝那沙巴達紅酒
A rich red, delivering powerful dark cherry, plum and dried blackberry flavors flanked by notes of slate and spice. Fresh and minerally on the finish, featuring some green herbal hints and firm tannins. Drink now through 2020. 1,850 cases imported.
Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate: (RP 95)
"Doctor Nicolas Catena always liked Cabernet Sauvignon so the wine that carries his name has a greater percentage of the noble Bordeaux grape. The 2010 Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec sourced from La Piramide, Domingo, Adrianna and Nicasia. The fresh and balanced 2010 produced good ripeness of the fruit but the acidity was also great and the wine finished with 6.5 grams of acidity and a natural pH of 3.5, as the grapes are selected from cold soils.
Behold this elegantly powerful, unforgettable Nicolas Catena Zapata! It's a beautiful blend of Cabernet and Malbec which will enhance the meaty repast of your choice. Or, just sip it by itself to introduce yourselves to its myriad of layers and flavors. A terrific nod to the ripe fruit in the wine would be a platter of bacon-wrapped Medjool dates stuffed with a Marcona almond and a small chunk of Manchego cheese. According to the winery, the burstingly full body and depth of this Zapata will delight your diners when paired with marinated racks of lamb with a fresh tomato-mustard sauce. We also recommend a hearty dish of duck over lentils and sausage. And finally, if you're serving a crowd, we can't think of a better choice than a traditional 'feijoada' which has been cooked until everything is fork tender. Ours is a delicious mix of beef short ribs, boneless pork loin, stew beef, slab bacon, linguica sausage, carne seca and pork chops, all surrounding beautifully seasoned black beans. Are you hungry yet winelovers?! It's the first day of Fall; time to light the fire!!